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Gujarat BJP MLA Convicted In Rioting Case, Gets 6-Month Sentence

Raghavji Patel was a Congress MLA when the incident took placein August 2007. (File photo)A Gujarat court has sentenced BJP MLA Raghavji Patel and four others to six months' imprisonment in a case of vandalism and rioting at a government hospital in Jamnagar district in 2007.

Judicial Magistrate First Class H J Zala at Dhrol in Jamnagar pronounced the sentence on Tuesday, and later all the five were also granted bail by the court, assistant public prosecutor Ramsinh Bhuria said.The court on Tuesday convicted Jamnagar (rural) MLA Raghavji Patel and four others in the case involving damage to public property and assault and criminal force on government servants.Apart from the sentence, the court also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on each of them.

News source ~ NDTV